Archive for April, 2012

Second Degree Murder

So, George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.  Unless the prosecutor has some additional information that hasn’t been released to the public (like the ballistics analysis), it seems to me the prosecutor has overcharged Zimmerman.
Here is how Florida defines second degree murder.  § 782.04(2) reads:
The unlawful killing [...]